Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death

His name might be absurd, but Nacho Picasso can flat-out rap. Whether he's making sly dick jokes, naming his favorite comic books, boasting about the copious amounts of ganja he smokes like a Kevin Smith character, or channeling William S. Burroughs and reflecting on a dark history of drug abuse, his languid, warbled delivery and clever rhymes spat from behind a thick gold grill put him in a league of his own on the Seattle hip-hop scene. His latest release, Lord of the Fly, is his second collaboration with producers Blue Sky Black Death, and their sputtering hi-hats and ghostly synthesizers suit his style perfectly. This show marks the first time Nacho and his beat crafters will share the stage. With Bruce Leroy, Kung Foo Grip, Jarv Dee, DJ Swervewon. KEEGAN HAMILTON

Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., 2012

 
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